Trump, Sanders win in NH; No backing down for Fiorina

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MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- She's back in the pack among Republicans in New Hampshire, but the fight isn't going out of Carly Fiorina.

The Republican presidential candidate tells supporters at a country club in Manchester that "I'm not going to sit down and be quiet, and neither are you."

She's taken the stage with her husband, Frank, by her side. And what's playing in the background? "I Won't Back Down," by rocker Tom Petty.


MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Jeb Bush's campaign doesn't think much of rival John Kasich's second-place showing in New Hampshire's Republican presidential primary.

Kasich finished behind Donald Trump. Bush -- a former Florida governor -- is in a close race with two senators -- Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida -- for third.

Bush spokesman Tim Miller says Kasich "ran a one-state campaign" in New Hampshire and doesn't have "a viable path" to the nomination.

The next Republican contest is in South Carolina later in February, and Miller says the Bush campaign feels "very confident about our position" in the state.

As for Kasich, Miller contends that the former congressman "doesn't have a constituency past New Hampshire."


MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich has finished second in New Hampshire's Republican presidential primary.

There's a tight race for third among Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. It's still too close to call right now.

Kasich emerged from the pack of candidates to finish behind billionaire businessman Donald Trump on Tuesday night.

Kasich's campaign manager says he expects an increased flow of contributions to the candidate's campaign after the strong showing.


MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- He's won in New Hampshire and now Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders plans to meet with Rev. Al Sharpton over breakfast in New York City on Wednesday.

That's according to two people who were briefed on the meeting. They are telling The Associated Press that the get-together is set for the famed Sylvia's Restaurant in Harlem.

They spoke on condition of anonymity because the information had not yet been publicly released.

Sharpton isn't immediately responding to a request for comment.

-- Associated Press writer Jonathan Lemire in New York contributed to this report.


MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is congratulating Bernie Sanders on his New Hampshire win on Tuesday night.

But for the former secretary of state, it's time to get back to the issues: campaign finance reform, equal pay for women, the lead-tainted drinking water in Flint, Michigan.

Clinton also wants younger voters to support her campaign as the race goes on.

She says she knows she has "some work to do particularly with young people."


MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- The fight goes on for Hillary Clinton.

Even after losing to Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire on Tuesday, Clinton is promising to take her fight for the nomination to the rest of the country.

And if she feels spurned by New Hampshire voters, she's not showing it to supporters in Hooksett, New Hampshire.

She tells them: "I still love New Hampshire, and I always will."


MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Exit polls are helping shed some light on the various strands of support among voters in New Hampshire's Republican presidential primary.

Donald Trump is backed by voters looking for an outsider and those who made up their minds a while ago.

John Kasich does best with voters looking for a candidate with political experience -- along with moderates, better educated voters and those who made their vote decision in the past few days.

Ted Cruz is supported by many voters who are very conservative and evangelical Christians.

Marco Rubio does best among voters for whom experience and electability is important.

Voters who value experience are also inclined to support Jeb Bush.


MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Thanks to his New Hampshire win, Donald Trump will take the lead in the race for delegates for the Republican National Convention.

It won't be much of a lead.

There are only 23 delegates at stake in New Hampshire's Republican primary, and they are awarded proportionally, based on the statewide vote.

Trump will win at least nine. The final tally depends on how many candidates get more than 10 percent of the vote, the threshold needed to qualify for delegates.

Trump started night trailing Ted Cruz by one delegate.


MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- How did Bernie Sanders do it in New Hampshire?

According to exit polls, he won the Democratic presidential primary Tuesday by getting a majority of votes from both men and women, independents and voters under 45.

Rival Hillary Clinton is backed a majority of voters aged 65 and older and those with incomes over $200,000.

Independents make up nearly 4 in 10 voters in the primary, and Sanders is winning nearly three-quarters of their votes.


MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Gratitude for the Granite State -- that's the word from Bernie Sanders.

After his New Hampshire victory, the Vermont senator has thanked his supporters with this tweet: "When we stand together, we win. Thank you, New Hampshire!"


MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- A big victory for Donald Trump in New Hampshire, a big victory celebration for the billionaire businessman.

When word came just at 8 p.m. that Trump was declared the winner, his supporters at campaign headquarters in Manchester shouted his name and they waved foam fingers emblazoned with the phrase, "You're Hired."


MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Bernie Sanders' victory in New Hampshire means he's assured of a majority of the state's pledged delegates.

With 24 at stake, Sanders stands to gain at least 13. Hillary Clinton will receive at least seven.

Clinton remains ahead in the overall delegate count due to support from superdelegates -- the party officials who can support the candidate of their choice.

Including superdelegates nationwide, Clinton has amassed at least 392 delegates and Sanders at least 42.

The magic number to clinch the nomination is 2,382.


MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire primary winners are Donald Trump on the Republican side and Bernie Sanders in the Democratic race. Each took the top spot after second-place finishes in the Iowa caucuses.

Trump's first victory of the 2016 White House race means he's no longer a political rookie but the front-runner for his party's presidential nomination.

And the win for Sanders completes his rise from presidential long shot to legitimate challenger for the Democratic nomination against Hillary Clinton.



 
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